HyperDic: very

English > 4 senses of the word very:
ADVERBallvery, really, real, rattlingused as intensifiers
allveryprecisely so
ADJECTIVEallveryprecisely as stated
allvery, identical, selfsamebeing the exact same one
very > pronunciation
Soundsveh'riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > very: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningprecisely as stated.
Example"the very center of town"
Broaderprecisesharply exact or accurate or delimited
Spanishmismo
English > very: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningThe exact same one; not any other:.
Examples
  • "on this very spot"
  • "the very thing he said yesterday"
  • "the very man I want to see"
Synonymsidentical, selfsame
BroadersameSame in identity
Spanishidéntico
English > very: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningUsed as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal.
Examples
  • "she was very gifted"
  • "he played very well"
Synonymsreally, real, rattling
English > very: 4 senses > adverb 2
Meaningprecisely so.
Examples
  • "on the very next page"
  • "he expected the very opposite"

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